Well look what I found - Anatomicals Malta
This is a great way to get ahold of these quirky fun beauty products. I have a smaller collection in my bathroom with my latest addition being a refreshing face spritz scented with lavender, rose and other uplifting 'stuff'.
My absolute favourite though from this colorful brand is the anti-stress chocolate face mask which is one of few masks that really leaves my face feeling pampered.
Don't let the less serious boxes and rather low prices keep you from trying them, they actually work :)
I normally order these from Asos.com but for standard delivery it takes about 1½ week, so if you're in a rush, the Maltese site might be a better option, also there is a larger choice at the MT site.
September to November is not a good period for my hair, it's like having a very furry dog at home, shedding like crazy. Unfortunately it's not a dog, it's just me and my long fine hair which seems to prefer staying on the floor rather on my head.
I know this happens every year and it passes after a couple of months, but it's just as annoying each time and these past weeks I've been using Vichy anti hair loss shampoo, just to feel like I'm doing all I can to save those precious hairs :)
Click here for an article about hair loss in autumn, in case you think it's permanent. It can of course also happen due to other reasons such as stress and sudden weight loss.
Give it a try, Vichy works for me.
Like I mentioned earlier, on my birthday I had a treatment booked because, well it was my birthday and also because of the simple fact that my face was in dire need of a deep cleansing facial after a very sunny and hectic summer. The small beauty salon where I normally go is called LaLisa and is very close to where I live (in Sliema), this time I did a hydrating and deep cleansing facial using only Dermalogica products, which takes about 1½ hrs.
This treatment also includes a face and neck massage which works wonders! It gets the blood flow going and relaxes all the muscles that tend to create fine lines from being too tensed.
Dermalogica products agrees with my skin so this is an ideal treatment for me and can be done every 3 months or as often as needed. My skin feels fresh, clean, hydrated and my products at home works better since the skin has been deep cleaned! Worth it!
I've just order a bunch of Anatomical goodies from Asos.com where they now have a sale on these products, and seriously cheap! I've tried lots of their stuff and considering the price, they're really worth it. Especially the face masks; the chocolate mask which is a calming de-stress mask works wonders if you've had a late night out.
Finally I found a good lip butter. I'm using the Raspberry Rosé which gives a little shine and a very light pink color to the lips, does not dry them out like most budget brand lip balms and smells really nice.
Nivea lip butter comes in 4 different flavours.
This was a gift from J's mum and I love the vintage-style bottle and the scent too of course. Sometimes it looks like I could sell lotions and there is no need to buy or wish for more, but somehow there is always a need for scented lotions! :)
I chose a scent from lotions or perfumes according to my mood, not really according to occasion, but I mostly end up being attracted to darker, deeper tones. A light flowery scent is not really for me but works fine during the day.
This lotion from Juicy Couture has a scent that lands somewhere in the middle of light and spicy, I think it would work well at any time really. It's also quite long lasting and very feminine. The texture is, as it always tends to be, with perfumed lotions, a bit sticky but absorbes quickly.
I have two new products to try (new for me, not new as product) from Dr.Organic which I've come to really like as a brand, being organic and affordable. First one is Rose Otto Day Cream, which promises to "stimulate cell regeneration and help support collagen and elastin synthesis, leaving the skin hydrated, nourished, firmed and bursting with cell regenerated health", the other is Argan oil Anti-Aging stem cell system which is "an anti-ageing skin rejuvenation booster that accelerates skins natural repair process, fights wrinkles and loss of firmness"
In Malta Dr.Organic can be found in several outlets but largest selection is at Holland&Barrett in St.Julians and Valletta.
Sweet honey seem to be the latest craving when it comes to skincare scent and texture, I find it a bit too sweet but I'm sure it's soothing in winter as it gives that warm soft feeling and makes you think of honey tea :)
Apart from the below, The Body Shop also have a rather new and wide collection of Honey!
Sometimes I buy beauty products because they look pretty. Very lame.
Dirty Works are that kind of brand, they sort of reach out to me from the shelves and I find all kinds of excuses why I need this or that product. My latest cutie-buy is the face mask, but knowing me I'll find more excuses to buy their lotions and concealer and shower gels too. Oh well. I can give you an update later.
My favourite online shop for beauty and skincare. Fast and free delivery.